Sopranica: Text And Call Using This Open Source Cellular Network For Complete Anonymity

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Even
without the revelations made by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden
and others, it was known to many that different governments
across the world had been long involved in the act of mass
surveillance.

To deal with this privacy trade-off, a New York-based
programmer named Denver Gingerich has worked hard to develop an
open source cellular network named Sopranica. This DIY network lets one make phone
calls, communicate via texts, and browser the web. All this
with total privacy and anonymity.

According to a report by
Motherboard
, Gingerich published the open source code
of Sopranica’s first phase named JMP in January. JMP is
basically a way to use XMPP to communicate over an anonymous
phone number. You can think of JMP as using a free VOIP number
with Google Voice and using that for registering with Signal.

Following JMP, the next phase of Sopranica will be WOM. It will
create the physical infrastructure for the cell network. This
will also involve a community radio network that will encompass
people hosting cheap, small radio devices to provide access
points to the users in a particular area.

To use Sopranica on your own smartphone, you need to
install a Jabber app on the device and install a Session
Initiation app. You can find the detailed instructions on
JMP’s website.

You can read more about Sopranica in this interview
with Denver Gingerich published on Motherboard.

Also Read: 8 Best Secure And Encrypted
Messaging Apps For Android & iOS

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